The Wrong Man by Matthew Costello
Barbara’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Series: Mydworth Mysteries #7
Publication Date: 1/29/21
Number of Pages: 125
It is almost Valentine’s day when Kat and Harry are asked to do whatever they can to save Oliver Brown who is set to be hung for murdering his lifelong friend Ben Carter. The thing is, the evidence is overwhelming, and the execution is at dawn in just a couple of days. What can they possibly find to save him in that short time? First, they need to decide whether to believe the evidence or to believe what Oliver says.
Ben’s murder was a vicious one – obviously done by someone who had an issue with Ben. Also obvious was the fact that Ben and Oliver had been in an altercation earlier in the evening – one that would have come to blows had it not been for the police arriving. With no alibi, the murder weapon found at his home, and bloody clothing buried in his garden, Oliver is the only suspect. Even when their other friend Will tries to offer Oliver an alibi, the police quickly discredit it. How in the world will Kat and Harry manage to overcome all of that – in such a short time – after any trails will have long gone cold?
This is an exciting, fast-paced, well-written story that you won’t want to put down. The characters are delightful, the mystery intense, and the solution is unexpected. If you are looking for a great read, this short book is just the thing.